John (the Speaker), whoes last name is Boehner Once thought (poor chap) that it couldn't be plainer A bill is a bill Until it's a law But then some ...
The evidence suggests the GOP intentionally put these workers out of a job by using a historically routine budget resolution to undo the outcome of three lost elections.
At some point, the traditional conservative members of the House will have to regain control of their caucus before their Tea Party colleagues drive the U.S. over a financial cliff. At some point, Republicans have to disavow the Tea Party anarchists and regain common sense.
The shutdown was a disastrous move, and nothing we've said should be misinterpreted as suggested that it's acceptable. It must end, and as soon as possible. But the solution isn't to replace one disaster with another by sacrificing the financial security of American seniors.
The president says he wants a clean continuing resolution (CR) and a clean debt-ceiling hike. The reason he gives is that agreeing to anything else is license for further abuse.
Speaker John Boehner faces a legacy-defining political decision that could result in his giving up, or losing, his speakership.
Like virtually every Democrat, like most independents, like a strong majority of Americans, I am fed up with the bullying anarchism of the Tea Party right in the House of Representatives.
There's something wrong with liberal brains and conscience that doesn't permit us to invoke uber-hysterical hyperbole and rhetoric in the course of political discourse.
Cancer treatments are being halted. We have ceased the monitoring of disease outbreaks. Our nation's health security is being put at risk. And, in the end, innocent women and men, whose only crime is the inability to obtain health insurance, will suffer and die.
A person walks into a foreign cafe, a disco or a bus with explosives strapped to his or her body. In a flash there's horrific carnage and, soon afte...
What Congress fails to understand is that they are actively playing with and impacting real people's lives. They are putting lives at risk all for politics. And face it, each party is responsible.
While the Tea Party may display the Constitution at their rallies, their movement and their current strategy in Congress are at their heart fundamentally anti-Constitutionalist and anti-Madisonian.
If there was some underlying "cut deficits" strategy to the Republican shutdown, then why would the House have passed a budget bill on the brink of the shutdown which increased the debt by $29 billion?